My teaching is oriented to the overall goal of helping every student think for themselves and to see their own ideas as part of a larger conversation among diverse perspectives on open, unresolved questions. While I teach on a broad range of topics in cultural anthropology, I think they are meaningful as part of a student’s general education and especially the development of their intellectual capacity and a critical, skeptical consciousness.
I teach anthropology at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including first-year classes, honours, and master’s students in development studies. Some of the classes I have taught at the University of Sydney are:
- ANTH 1001: Introduction to anthropology
- ANTH 1002: Anthropology in the world
- ANTH 2654: Forms of families
- ANTH 2667: The anthropology of religion
- ANTH 3601: Contemporary theory and anthropology
- ANTH 4012: Honours seminar
- ANTH 6916: Culture and development—Key concepts
You can see more of my teaching materials and class notes on my teaching and presentation site, Ryan Schram’s Anthrocyclopaedia at http://anthro.rschram.org.